Drunken Boat is extending its deadline for the upcoming multigenre portfolio on Librotraficante and the New Latino Renaissance. The new deadline is June 7. Here is the call to artists:
In solidarity with the Librotraficante movement, sparked by Arizona’s HB2281 and the Tucson Unified School District’s resulting ban of Mexican American Studies, Drunken Boat seeks work by creators of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, spoken word, and experimental/mixed media that honors our country’s Latino heritage. The portfolio embraces quantum demographics, which, in the words of Librotraficante founder Tony Diaz, “pinpoint and celebrate the bridges that already exist between us.” Submissions will be considered through this lens of cultural intersection as it pertains to the New Latino Renaissance.
Mendez is a Houston-based poet, educator, and leader of the Librotraficante movement. He works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and Word Around Town Poetry to establish poetry events and writing workshops open to the public. His recent work has been featured in Norton’s newest anthology, Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, The Bayou Review, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. Mendez will edit fiction and poetry for this upcoming special issue.
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